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RE: 3X Plates and Washers on Intermediate Anchors

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My first instinct was to think that the free edges of the wood move toward the fibers behind it, the wood contracts when the water escapes making the hole larger because those extreme fibers around the edge of the hole are moving back to where there is more wood. I guess what your saying is that the edges of the sill are shrinking at a greater rate than the hole, that the overall shrinkage of the sill is such that it surpasses the shrinkage of the hole fibers making the end result a smaller/tighter hole diameter.


Sound right?




-----Original Message-----
From: Garner, Robert [mailto:rgarner(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 10:51 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at); gmadden(--nospam--at)
Subject: RE: 3X Plates and Washers on Intermediate Anchors


Another analogy that helps visualize the shrinkage:  When you install a ring gear on a flywheel, you heat it up to expand it, slip it onto the flywheel, and when it cools, it shrinks in place and clamps the flywheel.


From: Rhkratzse(--nospam--at) [mailto:Rhkratzse(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 10:46 AM
To: gmadden(--nospam--at); seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Re: 3X Plates and Washers on Intermediate Anchors


Wouldn't the holes *shrink* if the entire piece of wood shrank (shrunk?) as it dried?

In a message dated 3/2/06 9:26:18 AM, gmadden(--nospam--at) writes:

with shrinkage, the holes size will increase over time

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